All of Duke Dumont’s previous 10 singles completely failed to chart but his club banger “Need U (100%)” breaks his duck in spectacular style by checking in at No.1. Featuring 18 year old singer/songwriter A*M*E, “Need U” is a refreshing blend of UK garage and 90s influenced house music. Although not miles away from what Disclosure have been doing recently, Duke Dumont’s cut is effortlessly cool, bursting with an irresistibly hypnotic beat, which give it a slight edge over its contemporaries. Released two months shy of summer, this No.1 single is a dance-floor classic in the making, and will surely become one of the defining songs of summer 2013! Expect a lot of remixes!
Having been agonizingly close to the very top, last week Pink’s “Give Me Just A Reason” (featuring Nate Ruess) stalls at No.2, while Justin Timberlake’s former No.1 hit “Mirrors” climbs back one position to round off the top 3. Speaking about ex No.1’s, last week’s chart-topping hit PJ & Duncan’s “Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble” dives down five slots to this week’s No.6. On the flipside Nelly’s “Hey Porsche” consolidates its Top 10 position by ascending two slots at No.7, and furthermore hit machine Pitbull confirms his tenth UK Top 10 hit with “Feel This Moment” featuring Christina Aguilera, up three at eight. Elsewhere, Canadian crooner Michael Buble marks his return with “It’s a Beautiful Day” just inside the Top 10.
It’s worth noting that Imagine Dragons have three top 40 hits this week. Sales for hit songs “Radioactive”, “On Top Of the World” and “It’s Time” have been buoyed by the release of the band’s parent album “Night Visions” which bows at No.2 in the album charts. “Radioactive” is the one cherry being picked most as it climbs a whopping 14 places at number 18.
Lower down the chart, Chris Brown scores his 31st Top 75 hit with “Fine China” at No.29, while a place below “Falling” is the second top 40 hit for California’s indie-pop four piece band -who are BBC’s Sound of 2013 winners – HAIM. Elsewhere, “Work” earns Australian rapper Iggy Azalea her first top 40 single at 36 and finally, following up the massive No.1 hit “Thrift Shop” is not going to be an easy task for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, with their latest “Can’t Hold Us” landing at number 38.